Hoeven: DOJ Awards More than $1 Million to Enhance Public Safety in North Dakota
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a total of $1,242,785 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold, the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office and the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe to boost public safety.
The funds are awarded as follows:
- Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – $399,300 – The funds, made available through the Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Program, will allow the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to further develop and enhance the Sex Offender Registry Office to continue implementing local systems to identify and locate sex offenders. The funds will also support an age appropriate safety program for students in elementary and high school.
- Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold – $349,651 – The funds, made available through the Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program, will be used to help the Three Affiliated Tribes continue to register, track and monitor sex offenders residing or working within the service area boundaries of Fort Berthold Reservation. The grant will also allow the Three Affiliated Tribes to continue enhancing the relationship with law enforcement agencies throughout the state.
- North Dakota Office of the Attorney General – $280,995 – The funds will support a collaboration between the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, North Dakota’s Supreme Courts and North Dakota Criminal Justice Information Sharing to address felony convictions for misdemeanors involving domestic violence and stalking.
- Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe – $212,839 – The funds, made available through the Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program, will allow the Spirit Lake Tribe to support, enhance and sustain Sex Offender Registration by training key personnel on implementation strategies.
“It’s important for us to invest in programs that will keep North Dakotans safe, whether they are living on or off a reservation,” Hoeven said. “Today’s awards will support the identification and registration of sex offenders on reservations throughout the state, and also allow the Office of the Attorney General to address domestic violence and stalking.”
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